Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Ferrari could start building more 250 GTOs

The 250 GTO is the Ferrari of Ferraris. A true homologation special, less than 40 were built during the early 1960s and today, if one were offered for sale, the price you can expect to pay reaches into the tens of millions of dollars. A 250 GTO received the highest bid ever for a car at auction in 2014, with the bid coming in at $38 million. That isn't the...

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Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain orders up a Greatest Hits Jaguar XJ

Nicko McBrain has been the tempo provider for Iron Maiden starting back in 1982. Little did he realize that two years later, Jaguar would build a car for him that he wouldn't take ownership of until 2018. Along the way, both Nicko and Jaguar have had a number of hits but now the pair have teamed up to create a car that's been dubbed the Greatest Hits Jag...

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Uber-rare Jaguar XJR-15 stops by Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno is a very lucky guy. Not only does he have one of the best car collections on the planet, it seems like every day someone is taking a rare machine to his famous garage for a personal inspection. The latest someone is a man by the name of Jasbir Dhillon, who recently visited with an uber-rare Jaguar XJR-15. The XJR-15 isn't as widely known as its...

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What does GTS mean in Porsche speak?

Porsche affixes quite a few surnames to its sports cars, but it's easy to simply take them at face value. Every name has a story, and the simple "GTS" badge is no different. The sports car brand tackled where the "GTS" name comes from in a new video series answering common questions about Porsche cars, and it's a pretty simple story. In the 1950s and 1960s...

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Here are the 5 lightest Porsches ever made

Porsche perfectly played with our emotions last year when it rolled out its Top 5 video series. The clips focused on a given subject and plucked out five Porsche models that best covered that subject, and these models spanned Porsche history. Now the automaker is back with a fresh Top 5 clip, and this time the focus is on the lightest models it's ever...

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The Buick Y-Job was the first concept car and Jay Leno takes it for a drive

When the Buick Y-Job was conceived by design legend Harley Earl in1938, its purpose wasn't to go into production but rather to highlight items and features that would be seen on future General Motors vehicles. Today, we'd call it a concept car, but 80 years ago it was the first of its kind. GM Vice President of Global Design Michael Simcoe is Earl's...

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Rare Iacocca Ford Mustang heads to Barrett-Jackson auction

If you're a Ford Mustang fan, you owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Iacocca. He is part of the reason the car came to be, as he helped push it into development and onward to production. The rest is history as the Mustang has been a Ford icon for decades. To honor Iacocca, a 45th anniversary car was created in partnership with a design and coachbuilding team...

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Dutch firm turns old Porsche 911s into electric cars

The Dutch sure do have an adventurous spirit. Not only is one Dutch firm working on a Tesla Model S shooting brake, but another by the name of Voitures Extravert is now taking old Porsche 911s and turning them into electric cars. The company calls its project the "Quintessenza": a 1970s or 1980s Porsche 911 with a modern electric powertrain underneath. A...

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This Ferrari F40 coffee table will set you back $20,000

The world of high-end furniture is filled with eye-popping pieces paired with eye-watering price tags. Accessories can fall into this spectrum of attraction partnered with repellant price points. That's where Discommon comes in, a brand bringing items to market like a $3,000 Flask, $1,200 straight razor, and a $450 keychain. Now Discommon has something that...

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Buy the late George Carlin’s BMW 8-Series

BMW may have another 8-Series brewing, but that never stops enthusiasts from swooning over the original, especially in V-12 form. Now enthusiasts have their chance to own a rather special one. Listed on the always interesting Bring A Trailer is the great comedian George Carlin's personal 1996 BMW 850Ci. Carlin personally drove the car until his death in...

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